from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A poisonous white crystalline compound, HgCl2, used as an antiseptic and a disinfectant, in insecticides, preservatives, and batteries, and in metallurgy and photography. Also called corrosive sublimate.
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- n. The salt of mercury and hydrochloric acid, HgCl2
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. corrosive sublimate.
- adj. corrosive sublimate. See mercury bichloride and Corrosive.
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- n. a white poisonous soluble crystalline sublimate of mercury; used as a pesticide or antiseptic or wood preservative
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